Decorating Cookies by Bridget Edwards | I’m Lovin’ It
Cookie expert, and blogger Bridget Edwards guides you through more than 60 delicious cookie-decorating designs for every occasion and holiday in her book, Decorating Cookies: 60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday. Bridget shares her favorite cookie dough and royal icing recipes along with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos and for an added bonus, five guest-star baker-bloggers each share a special decorating technique in the back of the book!
Over the course of 4+ years since I started blogging, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some incredible people, and lucky enough to call some of them friends. Bridget, of Bake at 350 was the very first blogger I ever connected with.
It was over cookie decorating. I had fallen head over heals in love with her site and how she makes swinging a bag of royal icing over a cut out cookie look so simple.
I decided for Easter 2009 I was going to try decorating cookies with royal icing. I ran into a bit of trouble and shot off an email to Bridget while I was up to my ears in pink and green icing, squeeze bottles and tooth picks.
You know what happened?!……….she emailed me right back!! I’m pretty sure that night we emailed back and forth as Bridget walked me thru my first batch of decorated cookies!
That was the beginning of our friendship!
Now here we are 3 years later and Bridget has published her talents, Decorating Cookies: 60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday so she can help you! Just like she helped me!
I’ve had the honor of spending time with Bridget in person on a few occasions – you may remember she was the first blogger I ever met in person, when her sweet hubby surprised her with a trip to come see me!
Not only is she filled with creativity, but she oozes kindness, and class! Not to mention on heck of a sense of humor.
Don’t think this book is only for seasoned cookie decorators. Bridget’s knack for teaching cookie decorating is ideal for the beginner and seasoned cookie decorator. The nicely organized book is full of step by step cookie decorating instructions, including basic techniques to master (like Bridget’s favorite, the flat dot), a detailed section on equipment and supplies you will need, recipes and……my favorite part, a troubleshooting section!
See I told you, it’s just like having Bridget right with you while you work!
Click the picture to see some of the decorated cookies I’ve made over the last few years thanks to Bridget’s help.
I’m in awe at how talented Bridget and all the other cookie decorating ladies are. I often get frustrated that my cookies are perfect, but Bridget always reminds me that “other people will just see a beautiful cookie, not your mistakes” and “you can always eat your mistakes!” HA!
Look for Decorating Cookies: 60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday at your local bookstore, and online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. With the holidays fast approaching, this book would make a perfect addition to add to the gift shopping list!
GIVEAWAY! Win a copy of Decorating Cookies by Bridget Edwards
UPDATE: Giveaway has ended. Congrats to comments #139 Sarah G
Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only . Must be over 18. Giveaway will end on Nov 8 2012 at 5:00 pm CST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected.
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i came across your website not to long ago and i have been hooked ever since..i would love this book because im always looking to take things to the next level so these cookies would be the next great thing!!! and i really do want to say i absolutely LOVE your sight i refer back it often and always find something .. i just printed out some printables << i am hosting my first thanksgiving this year and couldnt be happier that i have your page to look on for some great ideas!!!!
I attempted cookies about six months ago and my royal icing was a failure. I would love to use this book and try again!
I’m chomping at the bit to try to decorate cookies….BUT I NEED HELP!!
I’d like to win this book for my very talented baker friend!
I would love to win Bridget’s Cookie Decorating book! I’ve tried decorating cookies to look “professional” but they come out everything but! The beer mug and hot dogs look amazing and with the step by step directions – I’m sure mine would look something like those (lol). It would also help me with letting the kids decorate their own cookies to look like hers.
I retweeted your giveaway today…@carlydenee
Yes I have.. with 5 kids how can I not… 🙂 .. I have read Bridgetts blog for along time. I would love to win this book. Her cookies are fun, bright and adorable. wonderful talent.
I love decorating cookies…. But your book and tips could make my day….some of my craziest are my best… Would love to have the book and would probably sleep with it.
I’ve never done decorated cookies, but I think it would be a fun thing to do with my daughter as she gets older…
I pinned it!
I would like to win this book because I need help learning to decorate cookies and how to get the frosting just right as well as the cookie dough.
I retweeted this Giveaway today!
I would love to win this book because I love to bake cookies and be creative. I have tried to decorate my cookies in the past and this book shows it is truly an art. This beautiful book would help me make my cookies special. Thanks!
I have two children 4 and half and 2 and a half and have for the past 3 yr tried TRIED AND REALLY TRIED to decorate and make pretty cookies for them and the frosting always just runs together or the cookie is to brittle. I make exceptional chocolate chip cookies and others, but decorated cookies just dont work for me. I would love to suprise my kids with really nicely decorated cookies for the holidays! Thank you!
I LOVE to decorate cookies and would LOVE to win this book.. It looks adorable! Also, I tweeted the message you mentioned above you can find it here: https://twitter.com/rootsandrenos/status/266338488104923136
I’m really bad at decorating cookies, so I’d really love some tips from the book!
I love to decorate cookies and this has some great new ideas.
Cheryl, I would so appreciate to win this book. Having been unemployed since Jan. ’12 I’ve started a home bakery here in North Texas and struggling to get it up and running. You can tell the website if even home-make! ha-ha. This book would give my cookies a big bolt of professionalism.
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